Call it what you will – green, eco, responsible or sustainable travel – we want to know that everything we’re doing, where we’re staying and what we’re eating is not having a detrimental impact on the beautiful places we’re visiting. We also want to know that our time spent in the destination will contribute directly to the local economy and benefit its communities.
In the ever-increasing conversations of sustainable tourism, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our travel choices are intimately linked with our emotions. This connection goes beyond the simple binary of good versus bad choices; it’s about the complex interplay of feelings that can guide us towards more environmentally friendly practices.
Being deeply entrenched in the Sustainable Journeys ethos of sustainable tourism, I often confront a pressing dilemma: should we continue to embrace air travel, or is it time to firmly clip our wings for the sake of our planet? The allure of air travel is undeniable. It serves as the lifeblood of modern economies, pulsating through remote areas where the tarmac is a distant dream.